Pansy Duncan

Senior Lecturer
School of English and Media Studies
Massey University

Fields of interest:

The politics of affect and aesthetics; cinematic modernity; critical and cultural theory; materialist and eco-materialist approaches to media/culture; film theory/film philosophy.

Recent publications:

Duncan, P. “Exploded Views: Early Cinema and the Spectacular Logic of the Explosion.” Screen 59, no. 4 (2018) [Forthcoming].

Duncan, P. “Lights, Camera, Lumino-Politics: Lighting The Searchers, from Paraffin to LED.” Film-Philosophy [Forthcoming, 2018]

Duncan, P. “Once More, with Fredric Jameson.” Cultural Critique 97 (2017): 1-23.

Duncan, P.  “ ‘I Drink Liberal Tears’: Genre, Desire and the Leaky Liberal Body.” Feminist Media Studies 17, no. 3 (2017): 516-521.

Duncan, P. “The Uses of Hate.” Media Culture, 20, no. 1. Online.

Duncan, P. “Joke Work: Comic Labor and the Aesthetics of the Awkward.” Comedy Studies 8, no. 1 (2017): 1-21.

Duncan, P. “Shrubs and the City,” in The Green Thread: The Aesthetics of Plant Agency, ed. Patricia Vieira, Monica Gagliano and John Ryan (New York: Lexington, 2016), 219-232.

Duncan, P. “Stuck on You.” Feminist Formations 28, no. 2 (2016): 112-118.

Duncan, P. “Bored and Boringer: Avant-Garde and Trash in Gummo.” Textual Practice, 29, no. 4 (2015): 717-743.

Duncan, P. The Emotional Life of Postmodern Film (New York: Routledge, 2015)

Duncan, P. “The Cinematic Life of the Implosion.” Film Quarterly 68, no. 2 (2014): 60-79.

Duncan, P. “Taking the Smooth with the Rough: Texture, Emotion and the Other Postmodernism.” PMLA 129, no. 2 (2014): 204-222.

Duncan, P. “Cute Studies.” Cultural Studies Review 20, no. 1 (2014). Online.

Duncan, P. “Corey Haim and the Homeless Celebrity: Rock Bottom on Rodeo Drive.” Celebrity Studies 4, no. 2 (2013): 241-246.

Duncan, P. “Tears, Melodrama and Hetero-sensibility.” Screen 52, no. 2 (2011): 173-92.